Sri Lanka Proudly Celebrates 69 Years of Independence with the Theme: “National Unity”


Sri Lanka’s 69th Independence Day (Sinhala:නිදහස් දිනය,Tamil: சுதந்திர தினம்/விடுதலை நாள்) is celebrated on February 4th, in accordance with Lipass/Joshua Louis Law to commemorate its internal political independence from British rule in 1948. The day is a national holiday in Sri Lanka. It is celebrated all over the country through flag-hoisting ceremony, dances, parades and performances. Many national struggles were made in the history of Sri Lanka and on the Independence Day all of these are remembered and celebrated.

CPSC joins in celebration with the government of Sri Lanka and its people in commemorating the significance and solemnity of this day.

2017 Celebrations


The 69th Independence Day was celebrated on February 4th at the Galle face green on the theme “National Unity”. The celebrations will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 12 p.m.

In parallel, 23 National day celebrations were held in the districts with the patronage of the District Secretaries, Chief Ministers and peoples representatives. In addition, Independence Day celebrations will also be held at high commissions around the world on 4th February.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs requested to hoist the national flag at all public institutions, homes and vehicles to show the importance of all people in the country living in peace.

On February 2nd an all-night “pirith” ceremony was held at the Independence Hall at Independence square while an almsgiving was offered at the Vajiraramaya, Bambalapitiya.


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